Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
I’m not sure if you take submissions but I just thought you’d love to see this friend!
ZOMG!!!! We LOVE submissions and we love your handsome shell friend! What a glorious shell pattern! Is he trying to say something? lemme guess.. “NOMS!”
p.s. we love that tattoo too.
Please look at my son
Mr grumpy face dislikes when I watch him poo
come on, human! a little privacy please! you get to shut the door … gaw!
Someone’s excited for xmas!
It never hurts to be early, tiny shell friend! Santa has notes!
We’ve received this wonderful submission and request from a tortoise loving humom who whats to surprise her special tortoise loving human on Valentine’s day! See below for her request and get posing!I’ll be reposting this again in a few days in case anyone misses it!
Hello tortoise and turtle lovers! I have a favor to ask from all of you who have torts and turtles as pets. Valentine’s day is coming up soon, and I want to make a special gift for my boyfriend, who adores turtles and tortoises as much as I do. I want to make him a photo album with photos of tortoises and turtles from all around the world, with our names next to them! So, If you want to help me, I would like you to write SALE + VALE (our nicknames) on a piece of paper, your location and names of your torts too, and take a photo of your tortoises and turtles next to it! I have added the photo of how it should look like. Thank you very much in advance! <3
My Cleopatra loves her noms. It’s the best part of the day!
Of course, having her own noms didn’t stop her from trying to nom my phone not long after this photo….
EVERYTHING MUST BE NOMED! Its the law.
I got my new tortoise today! His name is Thor and he’s a Russian tort like Zoya 🙂 In this picture Thor has just summited Mount Towel after his first ever bath.
WORLD DOMINATION STARTS AT HOME! Carry on, Thor! Your future is bright.
This is my turtle, Audy. Audy has quite a sassy personality, and is filled with lots of strawberries (as a yummy treat)!
Sweet and sassy! What a gorgeous shell you are! You already know that don’t you. of course, you do! That’s how you get an extra strawberry from your human isn’t it it… Mmhmmm I know that trick! No I can’t resist it! Hold on I have to go to the store….
Hi! This is my baby turtle (a Chinemys Reevesii) named Bruna.
Ahhhhhh! BRUNA! You have killed us with the cute! Welcome to the world! And to the internet!